Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault was billed as a cross-buy title, but the PlayStation Vita version was delayed late last year. Sony promised that more information would be shared in January, but it’s almost February and we still haven’t heard a peep.
In a Facebook status update posted overnight (and promptly pulled), Insomniac Games seemed pretty peeved about the whole scenario: “Insomniac cannot make any comment about the game. We have repeatedly asked Sony and Tin Giant [who is working on the handheld port] for an update to share with our fans. They have not provided any update we are allowed to share.”
The developer continued: “We are sorry for any disappointment, but there is nothing we're authorized to release publicly. Trust us in that we share your frustration, and have been passing your comments on to Sony, we also advise you contact Sony directly to share your disappointment and frustration.”
There’s some real anger in that message, so it’s clear that something’s gone awry behind the scenes. We noted in our Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault review that the title is a technologically demanding game, and that we’d “be particularly impressed if Insomniac Games and third-party developer Tin Giant [managed to] get the handheld release running at parity with the PS3”.
At this stage, we’ll be impressed if the port releases at all.